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Today to 23 February 2020

Worthing Ice Rink (Steyne Gardens, Worthing)

Worthing Ice Rink returns to Steyne Gardens! The rink is fully covered to ensure fun whatever the weather. There is an on site cafe which offers drinks and snacks. Visit [W]http://worthingicerink.com/wp/[/W]
Event organiser: Worthing Ice Rink

Today @ 19:30 to 19 January 2020

Jack and the Beanstalk (Windmill Theatre, Littlehampton)

Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society presents their latest pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. A matinee will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday and on Sunday, performances take place at 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Tickets are £15 each or £14 for concessions. For tickets, please call the LMCS Box Office on 01903 730775. Payment is by cash or cheque only.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society

Saturday 25 January 2020 - 10:00 to 4 March 2020 16:00

Reflections of Arundel (Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PA)

A fascinating exhibition from local photographers on the theme of Arundel across the year. Free entry, but donations welcome.
Call 01903 885866, email office@arundelmuseum.org or visit www.arundelmuseum.org.
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

FEBRUARY 2020

Saturday 8 February 2020 - 09:30 to 12:00

Indoor Boot Sale (The Village Hall, Sea Road, East Preston BN16 1LP)

Come along and find some bargains! There will also be coffee, tea and refreshments on sale and a raffle. Entry is by donation to festival funds. Spaces may still be available, for more information please email eastprestonfestival@hotmail.com.
Event organiser: East Preston Festival Committee

Saturday 8 February 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00

Brighton Male Voice Choir (Rustington Methodist Church, Claigmar Road, Rustington )

Come and enjoy a musical afternoon in the company of Brighton Male Voice Choir. They will perform an exhilarating mix of songs you will know and love in two, three and four-part harmonies. This will be a fun event which will cheer up a February afternoon!
Tickets are £6 and will available from the Church Office from January. Telephone 01903 776900. Ticket price will include light refreshments served in the interval.
Event organiser: Rustington Methodist Church

Saturday 8 February 2020 - 18:30 to 22:00

Shuffleboard Evening (Guide Hall, Woodlands Centre)

The Rustington and District Twinning Association are holding a Shuffleboard Evening. This is usually a vibrant and fun event. The cost is £8.50 for non-members, this includes a supper of cottage pie. For more information on the event or the Twinning Association, please email admin@rustingtontwinning.org.uk or call 07716 870062.
Event organiser: Rustington and District Twinning Association

Sunday 9 February 2020 - 09:30 to 16:30

Bread Made Simple - Full Day Class, Ferring (Ferring)

Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make delicious, nutritious bread in this full day, hands on class in Ferring. The class is suitable for beginners or those wanting a refresher/more confidence. I'm an experienced baker and trainer with an FSA 5* rated kitchen. In a small group (no more than 4 students) you will learn how to mix, knead, shape and bake a variety of breads and rolls, understand different raising agents and processes. £75 pp fully inclusive of ingredients, refreshments and lunch. Discount given to group bookings of 4 people. For more information or to book, contact Debbie on 01903 507512 or email forgoodnessbake.ferring@gmail.com
Event organiser: Debbie

Tuesday 11 February 2020 - 19:15 to 20:45

Joséphine Baker (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Our talk this evening will be on Joséphine Baker, the American born but later naturalised French entertainer, activist and member of the French Résistance. Do come along to what promises to be an interesting and fact-filled evening. We are a group of friendly Francophiles with varying levels of French language skills ranging from those born in la belle France to those who studied it at school so whatever your level you will fit in. We meet every second Tuesday of the month. £5 a visitor, drinks available. Venez nombreux et soyez les bienvenus!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Wednesday 12 February 2020 - 14:00

MEETING OF FERRING AFTERNOON W.I. (Ferring Village Hall)

Sarah Slater will be telling us about working with The Ghosts of Hampton Court. Do come and join us.
Event organiser: FERRING W.I.

Thursday 13 February 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

A Sussex Scrapbook, Part 3 – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Christopher Horlock returns for the third of his entertaining illustrated talks on the quirkier aspects of Sussex history. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Friday 14 February 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00

Four Crafty Workshops (Durrington Community Center, Romany Road, West Durrington, BN13 3FJ)

Four Crafty Workshops is learning the basics of four different crafts in one workshop, with no more than four people per table. The price is £35 for the day per person and includes a light lunch and refreshments.
The four crafts for February are: parchment cards, maching sewing, jewllery-making and crochet. Contact Nina on 07803790600 for information and to book your place.
Event organiser: Nina Rose

Friday 14 February 2020 - 18:45 to 21:15

Yesterday (Ferring Village Hall)

Yesterday is a romantic comedy, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis. It stars Himesh Patel as Jack Malik, a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town. Jack’s dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes an overnight sensation, with a little help from his agent. The film will be showing at Ferring Village Hall at 6.45pm for a prompt start at 7pm. Tickets will be sold at the North Ferring Co-Op and at the Premier shop at South Ferring. Ticket price is £6 which includes tea, coffee or a soft drink and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Film Society

Saturday 15 February 2020 - 14:30 to 16:30

Painting Demonstration (Ferring Village Hall)

Arun Art Society invite you to a demonstration by the highly acclaimed artist Sera Knight. Sera will paint a dance scene in acrylic paint and collage. Guests are very welcome; the entrance fee is £5 payable at the door. Refreshments will be available. For further information contact Mark Juby: 01903 243176.
Event organiser: Arun Art Society

Tuesday 18 February 2020 - 12:15

Ferring Probus Club Meeting (Worthing Bowls Club)

A members two-course lunch, normally followed by a speaker. You can see more about the club on www.ferringprobusclub.co.uk or if call secretary, Roger Lovell, on 01903 241858 for a chat.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus

Tuesday 18 February 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00

Ramblings from Rustington - Tale of Three Museums (Rustington Museum)

Claire Lucas, Museum Manager, talks about the museums of Rustington. Treasures found in store and some of the stories discovered will be shared as Claire takes you through Rustington's history. Email museum@rustingtonpc.org for more information.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum

Thursday 20 February 2020 - 14:30

Afternoon Talk (English Martyrs Barn, Goring)

Pauline Grahame will be tracing the journey from cacao tree to the finished chocolate products for this meeting of Worthing Friendship Centre. This tasty subject will start the year 2020 with promise. Why not attend,and find out what else we have in our exciting programme of events?
Event organiser: June Cooper

Thursday 20 February 2020 - 14:30

Afternoon talk (English Martyrs Barn, Goring)

This is the first Thursday afternoon meeting of 2020 as there is no meeting in January. Pauline Grahame will be telling members of Worthing Friendship Centre about the journey from the cocoa tree to our product with a chance to purchase samples.
Event organiser: June Cooper

Thursday 20 February 2020 - 19:15

Sussex Family History Group (Chichester Room, main house Field Place, Durrington BN13 1NP)

SFHG meet every third Thursday of the month. For our February meeting, we welcome Philip MacDougall whose talk is entitled: 'Chichester - Murders & Misdemeanours'. Members and visitors are welcome.
Event organiser: Sue Peyman-Stroud

Thursday 20 February 2020 - 19:15

Growing Herbs (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

Martin Jarvis will be giving a talk entitled 'Growing Herbs' for the February meeting of West Sussex Horticultural Club. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitor's fee is £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips on 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Friday 21 February 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30

Ferring Flower Club Monthly meeting (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Do you enjoy flowers and meeting people? We invite you to join us at our monthly meeting and enjoy an afternoon of watching professional demonstrator, Christine Nash, create stunning floral arrangements whilst entertaining the audience. Visitors are always warmly welcomed and in February, can try us for FREE. Refreshments are available and the professionally made flower arrangements will be raffled.
Doors open at 1.30pm and the meeting begins at 2pm. Email ferringflowerclub@gmail.com, call Chrissie on 01903 692628, or visit www.ferringflowerclub.weebly.com for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Friday 21 February 2020 - 19:00 to 22:30

Murder Mystery Evening (Woodlands Centre, Rustington BN16 3HB)

Have fun and support disabled people. We look forward to welcoming you to our fundraising evening. Once again, Goring Regional Occasional Players Ensemble - GROPE- are giving their time to support St. Bridget's by performing their latest murder mystery play. Come and join this fun evening and work out whodunnit! The evening includes a superior ploughman's supper and drinks will be available. Tickets cost £15, including supper. To purchase, please contact St. Bridget's on 01903 783988.
Event organiser: St.Bridget's

Friday 21 February 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

Geological Presentation (St Stephens Church, Angola Road, Worthing BN14 8DU)

West Sussex Geological Society is holding their AGM, followed by a talk by Andy Cosham: 'My Life and Rocks'. There will be refreshments.
More details on www.wsgs.org.uk.
Event organiser: West Sussex Geological Society

Saturday 22 February 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

South Coast Conference (Origins) (Angmering Baptist Church)

A day conference with Professor Stuart Burgess (teaches engineering design at Bristol University) and Answers in Genesis UK Manager Simon Turpin. Topics include 'Dinosaurs and the Bible' and 'The Wonders of Creation'. There will also be a questions/answers session. All are welcome and there is no charge. Please see the article in February's issue for more information.
Event organiser: David Barnes

Saturday 22 February 2020 - 10:00 to 12:30

Willow Green Patients Participation Group (Willow Green Surgery)

Come along to the Willow Green Surgery to hear Dr Stewart Wright give a talk on Prostate Health, followed by a question and answer session.
The event is organised by the Willow Green PPG for all patients registered with the Willow Green, Coppice and Angmering Surgeries. Refreshments will be served after the talk followed by our usual bi-monthly news and business meeting.
For more information, email willowgreenppg@gmail.com
Event organiser: Sonia Jacob

Monday 24 February 2020 - 10:00 to 28 February 2020 16:00

Pancake Week (Aldingbourne Country Centre)

Having a Pancake Day isn't enough for us here at Aldingbourne Country Centre so we're having Pancake Week!
Come along and try our delicious pancake creations, choose from a variety of tasty options on our menu... Enjoy a tasty brunch, bring the kids after school for a special treat, or pop in whenever you get a craving for pancakes!
Event organiser: Aldingbourne Country Centre

Monday 24 February 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30

Disability Action Group Meeting (The Royal British Legion, The Street, East Preston)

Do come along to our February meeting at the British Legion where tea and coffee is available at the bar. We are a small, friendly group and would welcome new faces and ideas. For further information please contact Richard Akhurst (Chairman) on 01903 779664.
Event organiser: Richard Akhurst

Thursday 27 February 2020 - 14:15

Rustington Flower Club Meeting (The Woodlands Centre, Rustington)

This is the club’s AGM, followed by a talk from Mike Harwood on ‘Rustington in Bloom’. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit rsfa.weebly.com
Event organiser: Rustington Flower Club

Friday 28 February 2020 - 12:00

Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club Lunch (Vardar Restaurant,Littlehampton)

Our members meet on the fourth Friday of each month at the Vardar restaurant, Littlehampton. We gather from 12pm onwards for convivial conversation and we sit down around 12.45pm for a 2-course lunch, followed by a speaker. For our February meeting, the meal, which costs £15, will be chicken curry followed by trifle. After lunch, we will be welcoming guest speaker Chris Cousins who will be telling us about Coco’s Foundation. Membership is open to all retired, or semi-retired, ladies living in the Littlehampton-Worthing area. It costs £20 to join the club with annual subs of £15. To find out more call 07956540780, email susya@talktalk.net or go to or go to littlehamptonprobusladies.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club

Friday 28 February 2020 - 14:30 to 16:30

The Wildlife of Costa Rica and Its Conservation (Village Hall, Ferring St, Ferring)

At Ferring Conservation Group’s February meeting, Tricia Hall will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘The Wildlife of Costa Rica and its Conservation’. The Nature Notes slot will follow and Ed Miller will conclude the meeting with news of any planning issues. Admission will be £2 for members and £3 for visitors, to include tea and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group

Saturday 29 February 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30

Spring Declutter Sale (Glebelands Community Centre)

Spring declutter sale and pop-up cafe. A chance to clear out those items 'found' during your annual spring clean and to buy new ones!
Entry is free to both the sale and our amazing pop-up cafe, with the cheapest and best tea, coffee and cake in the village! A few tables are still available. Contact Ruth on 01903 243212 for further details.
Event organiser: Ruth Sims

Saturday 29 February 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30

Our Solar System (Angmering Baptist Church)

A documentary about our Solar System. Hosted by Spike Psarris who was previously an engineer in America's military space programme. He entered that programme as an athiest, he left it as a creationist and a Christian.in this video, he explains some of the evidence that caused that transformation. It features stunning video clips, photos and graphics. It's an hour and fifty minutes in length. All are welcome and there is no charge.
Event organiser: David Barnes

MARCH 2020

Tuesday 3 March 2020 - 19:30 to 13:00

Talk by Abi & Kate from BBC's The Victorian House of Arts & Crafts (The Chichester Room, Field Place BN13 1NP)

Worthing Antique Club's March meeting will include a talk by Abi & Kate from BBC's The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts. We are a small friendly club that meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Each month we invite a guest speaker, many of them experts from TV.
All are welcome to attend, non members pay £5pp for entry or annual membership is £30pp. For more information, please call 07984 403890, email worthingantiqueclub@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.worthingantiqueclub.com
Event organiser: Worthing Antiques, Arts & Collectors Club.

Wednesday 4 March 2020 - 19:30

East Preston Floral Club (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

For our March meeting, the demonstration will be ‘Line and Form’ and the competition ‘Straight and Narrow’. Tea or coffee will be available, as well as a monthly flower raffle, lottery and sales table. If you are interested in becoming a member or just want to find out more, call 01903 773017 or 07900 815969, visit www.epfloralclub.co.uk or find the club on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EastPrestonFloralClub.
Event organiser: East Preston Floral Club

Thursday 5 March 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 5 March 2020 - 19:15

City Courtyard to Seaside Sanctuary (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

'City Courtyard to Seaside Sanctuary', a talk by Geoff Stonebanks for West Sussex Horticultural Club. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitor's fee £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips on 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Friday 6 March 2020 - 10:30 to 12:00

World Day of Prayer 2020 (St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Holmes Lane, Rustington, BN16 2PY)

Annual World Day of Prayer Service, written by Christian Women of Zimbabwe, organised by churches of Rustington and East Preston. All are welcome.
Event organiser: Mary Helyar, St Andrew's Church

Friday 6 March 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

World Day of Prayer Service (Angmering Baptist Church, Station Road, Angmering BN16 4HY)

Please join us as we celebrate this annual Day of prayer, this year focusing on the country of Zimbabwe. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Event organiser: Angmering World Day of Prayer Committee

Friday 6 March 2020 - 14:30

World day of Prayer Annual Celebration (St Richard's Church, Collingwood Rd BN12 6HZ)

The women of Zimbabwe have given us the theme 'Rise, take your mat and walk'. This is a service for everyone to reflect on the difficulties and unrest from the past and to share their challenges and hopes for the future towards full reconciliation. For more information contact Eileen on 248263 or visit www.dp.org.uk
Event organiser: Ferring and Goring WDP Committee

Saturday 7 March 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

Cheeki Monkeys Baby and Children's Market (The Woodland Centre, Rustington)

Popular indoor market with pre-loved baby and children's items. This is a place where parents can buy and sell baby and children's clothes, toys and equipment. Parents can book stalls to sell their preloved items and we also welcome enquiries from crafts and businesses, children's entertainers and activity providers who would be interested in attending or advertising at our event. You can find more information on our website www.cheekimonkeys.co.uk or find more details on Facebook Cheeki Monkeys Worthing Area.
Event organiser: Sue Mansfield

Saturday 7 March 2020 - 19:30

Ferring Gardening Club (Ferring Village Hall)

Jonathon Huet returns to tell us about 'Ancient Woodland Remedies'. For further details please contact Angela Davis on 01903 243991. Visitors and new members most welcome.
Event organiser: Jim Gray

Tuesday 10 March 2020 - 19:15 to 20:45

Les Trois Arcs de ma vie: L'Allemagne, l'Afrique, l'Angleterre (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Tonight's interesting and informative talk encompasses a life spent in three very different countries: childhood in Hitler's Germany, 20 years living in Africa and finally adjusting to life at 'home' in England.
Come along and meet our friendly group of Francophiles. Whatever your level of French, you will fit in, as we range from school French to French born and bred. £5 per visitor and refreshments are available.
Venez nombreux et à bientôt!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Wednesday 11 March 2020 - 14:00

MEETING OF FERRING AFTERNOON W.I. (Ferring Village Hall)

The title of Malcolm Wells' talk is 'So Far, So Good'. Please join us to find out what this means.
Event organiser: FERRING W.I.

Wednesday 11 March 2020 - 19:45 to 14 March 2020 19:45

Cheshire Cats (Woodlands Centre Rustington)

Cheshire Cats is a hilarious comedy, which follows a team of six women on their emotional journey as they walk their way to fundraising success for Cancer Research, through a London Moonwalk.
Tickets are £10 and are available from Ticketsource.co.uk/rustingtonplayers, phone or text on 07546 306438 or on the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Players

Thursday 12 March 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

Rails along the Coast – a Talk With Historic Photographs (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

This talk by Bill Gage, formerly of the West Sussex Record Office, makes use of archive photographs to reveal the history of railways on the south coast, including the end of the line at Portsmouth Harbour and the Hayling Island branch. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Monday 16 March 2020 - 14:30

Ferring Gardening Club (Ferring Village Hall)

Come and enjoy the colours and scents of spring at our Spring Flower Show. Admission is 50p, children enter for free. Exhibits include daffodils, tulips, flowering shrubs, floral arrangements and home craft. Teas and homemade cakes will be available. Presentations start around 4pm. Visitors are most welcome.
Event organiser: Jim Gray

Thursday 19 March 2020 - 19:15

Vegetable Growing (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington)

This evening for West Sussex Horticultural Club Barry Newman will offer Advice, Ideas, and Techniques for Vegetable Growing. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitor's fee £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips on 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Friday 20 March 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30

Ferring Flower Club Monthly meeting (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Do you enjoy flowers and meeting people? We invite you to join us at our March monthly meeting and enjoy an afternoon of watching professional demonstrator, Christine Payne, create stunning floral arrangements whilst entertaining the audience. Visitors are always welcome. No need to book. Entry is £5 and payable on the door.
Refreshments are available and the professionally made flower arrangements will be raffled. Doors open at 1.30pm and the meeting begins at 2pm. Email ferringflowerclub@gmail.com, call Chrissie on 01903 692628, or visit www.ferringflowerclub.weebly.com for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Sunday 22 March 2020 - 11:00 to 16:00

Mother's Day (Aldingbourne Country Centre)

Treat your mum this Mother's Day with our special vintage afternoon tea. Prices start at £19.95 per person, with the option to add prosecco at £3.50 a glass or £19 for a bottle.
Event organiser: Aldingbourne Country Centre

Friday 27 March 2020 - 12:00

Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club Lunch (Vardar Restaurant, Littlehampton)

Our members meet on the fourth Friday of each month at the Vardar restaurant, Littlehampton. We gather from 12pm onwards for convivial conversation and we sit down around 12.45pm for a 2-course lunch, followed by a speaker. For our MARCH meeting, the meal, which costs £15, will be fish pie, followed by chocolate sponge. After lunch, we will be welcoming a guest speaker from Aldingbourne Trust.
Membership is open to all retired, or semi-retired, ladies living in the Littlehampton-Worthing area. It costs £20 to join the club with annual subs of £15. To find out more call 07956540780, email susya@talktalk.net or go to or go to littlehamptonprobusladies.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club

Sunday 29 March 2020 - 10:30 to 16:00

Pretty Crafty Spring Fair (Woodlands Centre, Rustington, BN16 3HB)

Started in 2018, these popular fairs are continuing under new management in 2020, a chance for new as well as resident professional crafters to get out there and show their wares, at this popular shopping market. We have 25 stalls filled with handmade creations and you can expect a very warm welcome into our friendly shopping fair. Feel free to browse and hopefully purchase the lovely crafts from our very talented stallholders. Refreshments available, raffle and free parking.
Event organiser: Pretty Crafty Faird

APRIL 2020

Thursday 2 April 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic church hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 2 April 2020 - 19:15

Woolbeding Gardens (Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington )

Paul Gallivanting will give a talk about Woolbeding Gardens for West Sussex Horticultural Club. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or visitor's fee £3.50 at the door (refundable on joining). Contact Sue Phillips on 01903 782030.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club

Saturday 4 April 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Craft Fair (The Village Hall, Sea Road, East Preston BN16 1LP)

A delightful selection of locally made handcrafted items and original gifts will be available at the East Preston Festival Committee’s Spring Craft Fair. There will also be a café set up throughout the day, serving homemade cakes, pastries, coffee, tea and soft drinks, and a raffle. Admission is by donation to festival funds.
Event organiser: East Preston Festival Committee

Monday 6 April 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Artisan Market: Spring Into Life (Littlehampton High Street)

Now in its fourth year, the Artisan Market brings local producers, creators, and craft makers to the High Street. Expect to see busking, performance, live art and all the colourful characters that make up the local coastline and down lands around us along the South Coast. It’s a chance for locals and visitors to see the many community organisations, clubs and goods available within Littlehampton Town.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Town Council

Thursday 9 April 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

RHA Annual General Meeting plus talk on Littlehampton Harbour (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

The annual general meeting of the Rustington Heritage Association is followed by a talk on Littlehampton Harbour by Billy Johnson, Harbour Master. Littlehampton Harbour is a living harbour with lots going on, including charter and commercial fishing, and a warm welcome and facilities for visiting yachts. There has been a port on the River Arun since Roman times and today’s harbour serves both leisure and commercial users and is a gateway to the Arun Valley. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 19:15 to 21:00

Aznavour, sa vie et ses chansons (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Charles Aznavour, un chanteur de charme par excellence, né en 1924 à Paris de deux réfugiés arméniens, ami d'Edith Piaf, acteur, philanthrope, diplomate, marié quatre fois, père de six enfants ... Venez regarder des extraits de films, écouter des extraits de chansons.
We are a friendly group of Francophiles and whatever your level of French you will fit in as we range from school French to French born and bred. A bientôt! £5 a visitor, refreshments available on the night.
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Friday 17 April 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30

Ferring Flower Club Monthly meeting (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Do you enjoy flowers and meeting people? We invite you to join us at our April meeting and enjoy an afternoon of being entertained by Michael, a speaker from Ferring Nurseries and after tea, by flower arranger Maureen Hanlan. Visitors are always welcome. No need to book, £5 payable on the door. Refreshments are available and the professionally made flower arrangements will be raffled.
Doors open at 1.30pm and the meeting begins at 2pm.
Email ferringflowerclub@gmail.com, call Chrissie on 01903 692628, or visit www.ferringflowerclub.weebly.com for more information.
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Saturday 18 April 2020 - 19:30 to 22:00

Jesus Christ Superstar (St James the Great Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton BN17 7AN)

The choir are excited to have the opportunity to perform this musical, an amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd, raising funds for our chosen charities. Doors open at 6.45pm.
Tickets are £10 adults, £4 children. Call ticket line on 01243 582330, email edwinjamesfestivalchoir@gmail.com or visit www.edwinjamesfestivalchoir.co.uk
Event organiser: Edwin James Festival Choir

Friday 24 April 2020 - 12:00

AGM (Vardar Restaurant, Selborne Road, Littlehampton)

Our members meet on the fourth Friday of each month at the Vardar restaurant, Littlehampton. We gather from 12pm onwards for convivial conversation and we sit down around 12.45pm for a 2-course lunch, followed by a speaker. For our April meeting, the meal, which costs £15, will be roast lamb followed by lemon meringue pie. The Annual General Meeting will follow the lunch.
Membership is open to all retired, or semi-retired, ladies living in the Littlehampton-Worthing area. It costs £20 to join the club with annual subs of £15. To find out more call 07956540780, email susya@talktalk.net or go to or go to littlehamptonprobusladies.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club

MAY 2020

Thursday 7 May 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Tuesday 12 May 2020 - 19:15 to 20:45

Les 15 ans qui ont transformé la France 1885 - 1900: musique (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

This evening's talk in French will cover the last fifteen years of the 20th century in France with regard to the influence and output of music during this period. We are a welcoming and friendly group of Francophiles and the French ranges from French born and bred to school level French so whatever your level you will be welcome. Entry is £5 per visitor on the night. Venez nombreux!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Thursday 14 May 2020 - 14:30

Rustington Museum – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Rustington Museum re-opened in its new home at the Samuel Wickens Centre behind the Rustington branch of Waitrose in November, after extensive research, planning and preparation. In this talk, Museum Manager Claire Lucas talks about recent developments, ongoing projects and future plans at the museum. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door. Please note that the venue for this talk is NOT the museum. (The museum itself is open Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 5pm. Closed for lunch 1pm to 1.30pm. Admission to the museum is free.)
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

JUNE 2020

Monday 8 June 2020 - 14:30 to 17:30

Professional Flower Arranging Demonstration (St Andrew the Apostle Church, Clifton Road, Worthing)

Please come along and support a fundraising event at St Andrew the Apostle Church, known as "Worthing's Hidden Gem".
RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner Mr Stephen McDonnell will be demonstrating some of his skills, alongside his usual witty banter!
Tickets are £10, which includes refreshments, and are available from Jonathan Davidson, on 01903 245169.
Event organiser: Jonathan Davidson

Tuesday 9 June 2020 - 19:15 to 21:00

Frédéric Chopin (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Compositeur romantique, l'un des plus grands pianistes du 19e siècle, né à Varsovie, mort à Paris à l'âge de 39 ans. Tonight's concert-talk will be given by the award-winning international pianist, writer and lecturer Emilie Capulet. Do join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening of music and learning. Whatever your level of French you will fit in as we range from school French to French born and bred. £5 a visitor. Refreshments will be available on the night. Come along and be entertained!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Thursday 11 June 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 11 June 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

'A Nice Cup of Tea' - a Talk by Russell Bowes (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

'A Nice Cup of Tea' looks at the history of England's 'national drink', a cup of which is brewed 34 million times a year in this country! Botanical and horticultural history blends with social history in this talk, which traces the story of tea from its origins in the foothills of the Himalayas, via the Japanese Tea Ceremony, the Boston Tea Party and the deck of the Cutty Sark, to the Victorian Temperance Movement, the Lyons Corner House and the PG Tips chimps. Russell Bowes reveals all about our national drink past and present. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Sunday 28 June 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Pretty Crafty Summer Fair (Woodlands Centre, Rustington, BN16 3HB)

Started in 2018, these popular fairs are continuing under new management in 2020, a chance for new as well as resident professional crafters to get out there and show their wares, at this popular shopping market. We have 25 stalls filled with handmade creations and you can expect a very warm welcome into our friendly shopping fair. Feel free to browse and hopefully purchase the lovely crafts from our very talented stallholders. Refreshments available, raffle and free parking.
Event organiser: Pretty Crafty Fairs

JULY 2020

Thursday 2 July 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Saturday 4 July 2020 - 19:30 to 22:00

Star Spangled Banner Concert (St James the Great Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton )

The concert will be performed by The Edwin James Festival Choir and Orchestra to coincide with American Independence Day, raising funds for our chosen charities.Doors open at 6.45pm and the performance commences at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 adults, £4 children. Call ticket line on 01243 582330, email edwinjamesfestivalchoir@gmail.com or visit www.edwinjamesfestivalchoir.co.uk
Event organiser: Edwin James Festival Choir and Orchestra

Thursday 9 July 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

Seaside Holiday – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Jackie Marsh Hobbs’ illustrated talk provides a light-hearted look at the development of seaside resorts and why the seaside holiday became so popular, with fun, attractions, entertainment and wonderful seaside architecture. The talk ranges from the early days of “sea bathing” and Regency bathing machines, to the heydays of the seaside resorts, where millions of people flocked for their precious (originally unpaid) week’s holiday, before looking at how modern resorts used innovative ideas to lure us back. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

AUGUST 2020

Thursday 6 August 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

SEPTEMBER 2020

Thursday 3 September 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 10 September 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

Ferring in the 20th Century – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

From a population of around 250 in the 19th century and until 1918, Ferring expanded to nearly 800 people by 1931, with bungalow owners from London outnumbering the agricultural families who had previously been the main inhabitants. By 1939, the population of the parish exceeded 1500 and it has continued to grow ever since. Ed Miller, secretary of the Ferring History Group, published his book 'The Day Before Yesterday – Ferring in the 20th Century' in 2019 and his illustrated talk describes how Ferring changed from a farming community, into a select residential resort, and then a suburb of Worthing. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Sunday 27 September 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Pretty Crafty Autumn Fair (Woodlands Centre, Rustington, BN16 3HB)

Started in 2018, these popular fairs are continuing under new management in 2020, a chance for new as well as resident professional crafters to get out there and show their wares, at this popular shopping market. We have 25 stalls filled with handmade creations and you can expect a very warm welcome into our friendly shopping fair. Feel free to browse and hopefully purchase the lovely crafts from our very talented stallholders. Refreshments available, raffle and free parking.
Event organiser: Pretty Crafty Fairs

OCTOBER 2020

Thursday 1 October 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic Church Hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 8 October 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

Glamorous Nights – an illustrated talk with music (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Another in the series of Ian Gledhill’s illustrated talks with music, exploring English musical theatre. Under the influence of imported American shows in the 1920s and 1930s, traditional operetta declined, and English musical theatre evolved from musical comedies such as “Chu Chin Chow” to the romantic musicals of Ivor Novello. This change is illustrated with many musical examples from shows of the period. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1 for entry, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

NOVEMBER 2020

Thursday 5 November 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic church hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and sing along to old favourites and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree

Thursday 12 November 2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

East Preston’s Workhouses – an Illustrated Talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

There was a time when East Preston was best known for its huge, grim Victorian workhouse, which until 1969, stood opposite the present-day library. This was the second of two workhouses in the village, the first dating from 1792. In this illustrated talk, Margaret Gilbert will examine the history of East Preston’s workhouses as the centre for sick and poor relief over a wide area, ranging from Worthing to Arundel. All are welcome at this talk. Heritage Association members pay £1 for entry, visitors £3, payable at the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Sunday 29 November 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Pretty Crafty Christmas Fair (Woodlands Centre, Rustington, BN16 3HB)

Our popular Christmas shopping market is our last for 2020. We hope you have enjoyed purchasing throughout the year, now is the time to start your Christmas Shopping. We have 25 stalls filled with handmade creations and you can expect a very warm welcome into our friendly shopping fair. Feel free to browse and hopefully purchase the lovely crafts from our very talented stallholders. Refreshments available, raffle and free parking.
Event organiser: Pretty Crafty Fairs

DECEMBER 2020

Thursday 3 December 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Silver Songs (Catholic church hall, Vermont Drive, East Preston BN16 1JU)

Come and join in singing favourite carols and Christmas songs and share a tea/coffee/chat. All are welcome to this FREE event. A good voice is not necessary. There is a retiring collection for Chestnut Tree House, Children's Hospice.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree


January 2020